We are happy to announce that The Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York University 's Steinhardt School of Education, Division of Nursing are set to launch a new program to provide healthcare services in the community using a mobile health van. This program is called Brooklyn Community Health Partners (BCHP) and the mobile health van is scheduled to begin providing services this fall. BCHP was launched in June 2002, when the Division of Nursing received a 5-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The mobile health van was constructed in Cincinnati , Ohio by Armor Mobile Systems. Its construction was made possible by a grant awarded to The Brooklyn Hospital Center from The Starr Foundation. The van will travel to pre-selected locations in the areas surrounding The Brooklyn Hospital Center.
The BCHP van will be 35-feet with two examination rooms and an onboard reception area. It will be staffed by nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing students, as well as physicians and medical students.